Holiday World Announces First-Of-Its-Kind Coaster
Last night, Holiday World revealed its plans for a $22 million ride, which they teased as the “first of its kind.” In 2015, the park will receive the first ever launched B&M Wingrider, Thunderbird.
Thunderbird will feature a 60 mph launch, an Immelman, vertical loop, zero-g roll, and an in-line roll.
This ride is also a major change for Holiday World. Known for their massive wooden coasters (Voyage, Legend, and Raven), Thunderbird will be the first major steel coaster. It also will cost “more than twice as much as we’ve spent on any other ride,” said spokeswoman Paula Werne. This ride is unusual for B&M as well, who in the past has refrained from building launching coasters. (The launch on Incredible Hulk was not manufactured by B&M.)
Thunderbird is expected to open in Spring of 2015.
Length: 3,035 ft
Height: 140 ft
Speed: 60 mph
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Logo and renderings by Holiday World.